Jan 13, 2013 8:00am PST
party. he twice supported president obama and talks about a deep vein of tolerance within the party. >> general powell and i have been friends since he quit being a general. we don't see everything the same way. one thing plain, republicans in this election did poorerly among hispanics and poorly among african-americans. the good thing is with the right kind of policies and the right kind of effort we'll do that. remember george bush got 44% of the hispanic vote. >> you once said colon powell is on the main street of the policy. >> what do you think of his comments, particularly about intolerance? >> i think he is spot on and i see the republican party moving away from the olympia snowe's and people with great ideas. the rhetoric in this last campaign really turned off a lot of people, black, lateineo and gay. i saw newt gingrich talking about marriage equality and how the republican party will have to start embracing or be left behind. i think that is very, very true. i would love to see stop thinking how to win elections and how to address the issues of america. if we focus on sol
Jan 14, 2013 3:00am PST
with some politics, i'm struck when you talk about republicans as they. i know you insist despite voting for president obama twice now that you're still a republican. but as i go through your record on some social issues and even foreign policy issues i challenge to you say on what basis are you still a republican? do you feel like this republican party has left you or have you left it? >> i think the republican party right now is having an identity problem. and i'm still a republican. i'm a republican who grew up along with george bush xli. i grew up with ronald reagan, cap weinberger, frank carlucci that republican party, the problemen party of dick lugar and john tower. but in recent years, there's been a significant shift to the right and we have seen what that shift has produced, two losing presidential campaigns. i think what the republican party needs to do now is take a very hard look at itself and understand that the country is changed. the country is changing demo graphically. if the republican party does not change along with that demographic, they are going to be in trouble.
Jan 13, 2013 10:30am PST
hasting's book at the 2012 campaign coming out this week. talk about that. any relation with the president understanding the digital world as well as he does? >> really it was op for tunistic, in that he was covering the obama campaign for us and doing amazing work and having an incredible romp. we discovered reading the book that we may have paid for him to drink out of mini bars and, you know, or not just destroy mini bars and like five different hotel on the campaign trail, which, you know, was an entertaining reading. >> good story. >> and because these information-based industries li publishing, entertainment, news, are increasingly moving online and increasingly becoming social, it felt like a great first step to say let's take a book from one of our writers who is doing great work and release it online and promote the book in a way that works for the social web and for the readers that are reading on their kindles and their ipads. >> really great stuff. we will continue following. thank you very much, gentlemen. buzzfeed, we love it and thank you for joining us today. ben smith and
Jan 17, 2013 7:00am PST
joke. others aren't so sure. we'll talk to the reporter who broke that story. >>> then president obama launching a campaign style push to gain public support for sweeping gun control efforts. the national rifle association is vowing the fight of the century to block that. we'll talk to the nra's president coming up. >>> an inside look at scientology. an exclusive interview with oscar winning director and former scientology member paul hagut says he thinks the religion is a cult. the church dismisses him as the hypocrite of hollywood. we'll speak with him and talk to the author of a new book that explores the link between scientology and hollywood. >>> we want to get to breaking news. nbc's nichelle cokosinkski liven london. >> reporter: this has been changing by the moment. first, the report that a number of hostages has escaped. now that algerians have raided the facility and a number of have been killed, including hostages. 41 people held, among them americans, british, norwegians, and they called this retribution for french intervention in neighboring mali against militant there. at